Knowledgeable, Street-Smart DUI/DWI Defense

A DUI/DWI arrest is confusing, scary and embarrassing. Because of this, too many people plead guilty because they don't know their rights and just want to get the arrest over with. I know, because I was a police officer who made DUI/DWI arrests and saw suspects plead guilty out of fear and shame. It's better to discuss your case with a defense lawyer. People charged with DUI/DWI often assume there's no hope, but only an experienced lawyer can truly assess your chances.

I'm attorney Joseph M. Horn, Esq., and I represent people in DUI/DWI defense in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. As a former New Jersey police officer, I have an advantage over most defense attorneys. I'm trained in DUI/DWI policies and procedures and have more than 20 years of police experience, so I understand how officers are supposed to handle field sobriety tests and arrests. With my experience, I can review your case and tell you about your chances. For a free, confidential case evaluation, call 201-479-2858 or contact me online right now.

I Know Whether Mistakes Were Made By Police

My experience as a police officer includes New Jersey State Police training as an Alcotest operator. I've given these tests to suspects and know how police should give them. I'll review the arrest record and test results to tell whether the tests were given correctly. When breath tests and field sobriety tests are given incorrectly, the results probably aren't reliable.

You need a tough attorney because the consequences of a DUI/DWI conviction can be brutal, even if it's just a first offense. If you're convicted, you may face penalties such as:

  • Driver's license suspension
  • Court costs and fines
  • Possible jail time
  • Alcohol assessment and treatment
  • Ignition interlock device installation

In addition, your auto insurance rates may go up if you are convicted of DUI/DWI. If you have more than one DUI conviction, your policy may be canceled. You need a lawyer who's going to fight hard for you and not take the prosecution's case at its word. If we go to trial, you'll have a pit bull in your corner.

Put Me On Your Side Today. The Consultation Is Free.

Please call my Ridgefield Park office at 201-479-2858 or contact me online. I can meet you at my Hackensack office or by appointment in Mineola, Long Island, or in Belmar, New Jersey.